Blast from the past — here’s our keynote speaker for the first Kriti festival,Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Doesn’t she look all writerly? She gave such a gracious keynote talk, highlighting all the younger desi writers she thought were doing exciting work in 2005. Manil Suri is going to have to work hard to match her!
We’re up to $1185 pledged of our $3000 goal, with just 7 days to go. The funds will enable us to hire a professional videographer, and also bring out an agent and an editor to the festival. If you can help spread the word, that would be super-helpful. There are some fun rewards at the various levels (dinner with me and the Guests of Honor, critiques, book bundles, tote bags and posters, etc.), but mostly, this is a great way for people to help support desi arts and literature.
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